Winnebago Man Reviews

  • Jul 18, 2019

    History Lesson for the UTube Generation

    History Lesson for the UTube Generation

  • Mar 03, 2016

    "Tony, do me a favour, will you please? Would you do me a kindness?" This is a genuine, montage of obscure, discarded footage of a foul-mouthed salesman filming a Winnebago ad. Why is this funny? It is so uniquely honest, it's fascinating to watch this man blurb so many obscenities about a family product. This is important as one of the 1st videos to have gone viral during the early Internet age of popularity and social media. So much so, the producers sought out this individual to consolidate the footage and his story. I believe 25 minutes could have been edited out of the latter half to make it more potent, but it is fine as is. Not for children's viewing. A must see!

    "Tony, do me a favour, will you please? Would you do me a kindness?" This is a genuine, montage of obscure, discarded footage of a foul-mouthed salesman filming a Winnebago ad. Why is this funny? It is so uniquely honest, it's fascinating to watch this man blurb so many obscenities about a family product. This is important as one of the 1st videos to have gone viral during the early Internet age of popularity and social media. So much so, the producers sought out this individual to consolidate the footage and his story. I believe 25 minutes could have been edited out of the latter half to make it more potent, but it is fine as is. Not for children's viewing. A must see!

  • Aug 24, 2015

    Charming and poignant little documentary about a guy who attains fame and notoriety as a foul-mouthed Winnebago actor in a sales ad. Funny and interesting little vignette.

    Charming and poignant little documentary about a guy who attains fame and notoriety as a foul-mouthed Winnebago actor in a sales ad. Funny and interesting little vignette.

  • Jun 23, 2015

    Jack Rebney: "I don't want any more bullshit anytime during the day, from anyone. That includes me!"

    Jack Rebney: "I don't want any more bullshit anytime during the day, from anyone. That includes me!"

  • Jun 22, 2015

    This unconventional documentary is a testament to the angriest Winnebago salesman, Jack Rebney, who transcends the normal idea of a bootlegged '80s or '90s silly video being turned into an internet sensation years later. The reactions and interactions are some of the most real and down to Earth conversations you will ever see in a documentary, added together with beautiful rhythmic music and visuals. When viewing the video that made Jack Rebney famous, it is easy to see through the faded 1989 footage and see a frustrated and angry man, fed up with not only the torturous filming process but the world as a whole. Unable to release his fury in any other way, Rebney releases and creates something rarely ever seen: an imperfect commercial. In some ways it is sad that Jack has so much to offer the world, but most likely the world will only know him as The Winnebago Man, but perhaps there is still hope.

    This unconventional documentary is a testament to the angriest Winnebago salesman, Jack Rebney, who transcends the normal idea of a bootlegged '80s or '90s silly video being turned into an internet sensation years later. The reactions and interactions are some of the most real and down to Earth conversations you will ever see in a documentary, added together with beautiful rhythmic music and visuals. When viewing the video that made Jack Rebney famous, it is easy to see through the faded 1989 footage and see a frustrated and angry man, fed up with not only the torturous filming process but the world as a whole. Unable to release his fury in any other way, Rebney releases and creates something rarely ever seen: an imperfect commercial. In some ways it is sad that Jack has so much to offer the world, but most likely the world will only know him as The Winnebago Man, but perhaps there is still hope.

  • Jun 16, 2015

    There is only so much to know about people who aren't willing to share who they are, but Ben Steinbauer tried milking every bit of information he could about the reclusive, well-read curmudgeon Jack Rebney, who is reluctantly the star of his own Outtake reel on YouTube. The result is a film, very similar to Alan Berliner's classic "Nobody's Business". In that, a filmmaker tries to get through to a broken down man. Jack Rebney is about as broken down as an old Winnebago, minus the accoutrement. As evident in the clip online, and in this documentary, Rebney hates the 21st century, and stupid people, and Dick Cheney... but mostly Dick Cheney. Jack is an exceptional human being, despite his temperament, and about as wise any elder you know of. Against his will, perhaps, he unravels here with the help of introspective filmmaker. This is a hilarious, fascinating documentary.

    There is only so much to know about people who aren't willing to share who they are, but Ben Steinbauer tried milking every bit of information he could about the reclusive, well-read curmudgeon Jack Rebney, who is reluctantly the star of his own Outtake reel on YouTube. The result is a film, very similar to Alan Berliner's classic "Nobody's Business". In that, a filmmaker tries to get through to a broken down man. Jack Rebney is about as broken down as an old Winnebago, minus the accoutrement. As evident in the clip online, and in this documentary, Rebney hates the 21st century, and stupid people, and Dick Cheney... but mostly Dick Cheney. Jack is an exceptional human being, despite his temperament, and about as wise any elder you know of. Against his will, perhaps, he unravels here with the help of introspective filmmaker. This is a hilarious, fascinating documentary.

  • May 03, 2015

    The subject is not that interesting and I never found the video that inspired this doc that funny. Pretty boring doc overall.

    The subject is not that interesting and I never found the video that inspired this doc that funny. Pretty boring doc overall.

  • Apr 25, 2015

    Pretty good movie. Interesting take on the Winnebago Man. It's still a bit confusing why he pretended to be nice at the beginning and then revealed that he was still the swearing man he used to be. And why did they film in front of war mart and best buy? But, the movie was great. It was very funny, and entertaining.

    Pretty good movie. Interesting take on the Winnebago Man. It's still a bit confusing why he pretended to be nice at the beginning and then revealed that he was still the swearing man he used to be. And why did they film in front of war mart and best buy? But, the movie was great. It was very funny, and entertaining.

  • Apr 19, 2015

    Hilarious and touching.

    Hilarious and touching.

  • Feb 10, 2015

    There was once a viral you-tube video of a man being filmed for a Winnebago commercial. His frustration and foul-mouthed language began being filmed during breaks and segments of the commercial. These tapes survived on video until the Internet came and they were put on you-tube. This guy, Jack Rebney, was unaware of his underground fame until this documentary was made.

    There was once a viral you-tube video of a man being filmed for a Winnebago commercial. His frustration and foul-mouthed language began being filmed during breaks and segments of the commercial. These tapes survived on video until the Internet came and they were put on you-tube. This guy, Jack Rebney, was unaware of his underground fame until this documentary was made.